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Art, conflict, and the everyday – Traces of War launch event

April 18, 2016

By: Laurie Benson Wednesday 13th April marked the launch of the Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence hosted by the Arts and Conflict Hub and Research Centre in International Relations, Department of War Studies, King’s College London. The residency features the artist Baptist Coelho who introduced his artistic practice at the event. An exhibition entitled ‘Traces of War’ will … Continue reading “Art, conflict, and the everyday – Traces of War launch event”


A Whiff of Brass: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

July 28, 2015

By Bradley Lineker: Boris Johnson, Hodder and Stoughton., 2014. Pages: 416. £25.00 (hardback). ISBN 9781444783025 When young Tories are about to make their maiden speeches in the House of Commons, they can often be found – or so Johnson tells us – in the Member’s Lobby underneath the imposing statue of Churchill, as if trying to … Continue reading “A Whiff of Brass: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson”


Fury: War up close and personal

January 21, 2015

By Alex Calvo: Since the birth of cinema, war has been a perennial source of inspiration for films. However, the resulting genre is anything but uniform. Under the label “war film” one can find a wide spectrum of films, going from mere action filled with special effects (sometimes referred to as “war porn”) to pacifist … Continue reading “Fury: War up close and personal”


Call for submissions for Strife special series: WWI in your life

August 3, 2014

The First World War engaged governments, soldiers, civilians, medical and support personnel from various countries and backgrounds around the world. It affected the way we view conflict and initiated far-reaching political and social changes that we still see today. This year, as the world remembers WWI on its 100th anniversary, Strife wants to hear your … Continue reading “Call for submissions for Strife special series: WWI in your life”


The unforgiven: How do soldiers live with their guilt?

April 28, 2014

By Kevin Sites: When soldiers kill in war, the secret shame and guilt they bring back home can destroy them November 2004, against a shattered wall in south Fallujah in Iraq, with video rolling, I conduct a battlefield interview with US Marine Corporal William Wold. He has just shot six men dead inside a room … Continue reading “The unforgiven: How do soldiers live with their guilt?”


May 14, A Strife-RCIR event: "The Fog of Peace: The New Face of Conflict Resolution." A conversation with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind

April 22, 2014

  Gabrielle Rifkind and Giandomenico Picco: ‘The Fog of Peace: The New Face of Conflict Resolution’. Event chaired by Dr. Jack Spence OBE Wednesday, 14 May 5:00 – 6:30, Pyramid Room (K4U.04), King’s Building, Strand Campus, King’s College London. WC2R 2LS. Wine reception and book signing to follow. Event by Strife Blog and RCIR Institutions do not … Continue reading “May 14, A Strife-RCIR event: "The Fog of Peace: The New Face of Conflict Resolution." A conversation with Giandomenico Picco and Gabrielle Rifkind”


Drones series, Part V. The biopolitics of drone warfare

By Daniel Møller Ølgaard: The current debate on armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, focuses mostly on legal implications and moral implications of their use. Issues such as civilian deaths, as well as the strategic implications and tactical advantages of drones are reigning supreme in the academic and public discussions. Yet these … Continue reading “Drones series, Part V. The biopolitics of drone warfare”


The good, the bad, the drones: A Strife 5-part series

April 7, 2014

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife By 2025 it is estimated to be an industry worth $82 billion USD and responsible for the creation of more than 100,00 new jobs in the US alone. It will target commercial and civil markets, and be used in applications ranging from precision agriculture and public safety, to niche … Continue reading “The good, the bad, the drones: A Strife 5-part series”


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